Permit Tech I

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
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Posted on July 15, 2021
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs difficult clerical and administrative work serving as first contact for customers (citizens, developers, engineers, builders, etc.) regarding development services. Guides internal and external customers with requests for information or services pertaining to development. Serves as liaison between the public and technical/professional staff.
Work is performed under general supervision, often using independent judgment to resolve situations. May work as part of a self- directed work group or team.   May work varied shifts to accommodate customers. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides information to customers regarding requirements, policies, and procedures of building permits and related technical services and information
  • Handles inquiries from other departments and customers concerning services
  • Resolves customer questions and problems following established policies 
  • Prepares, updates and maintains files and computer records
  • Answers telephones and assists callers with application, permit and technical questions and concerns
  • Performs data entry, record keeping and billing
  • Performs a wide variety of tasks in the Building Safety division including but not limited to issuing construction permits, calculating permit fees, evaluating and verifying all required approvals
  • Receives, logs, routes, tracks and maintains accurate computer records on various permits being processed
  • Receives and acts on requests to/from inspectors
  • Provides clerical assistance to customers with general information about other divisions within the department and/or outside agencies as necessary
  • Researches, reviews, and copies various documentation as required

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

Education
Required: High school diploma or equivalent
 
Experience
Required: Two (2) or more years customer service experience (could be in a variety of settings) and administrative support experience involving clerical and/or information processing duties.
Preferred: Experience related to building or land development issues and application of rules and regulations 
 
Certifications/ Licenses
 
Must possess or be able to acquire appropriate International Code Council (ICC) and Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) certification
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
 
 
  • Thorough knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment 
  • General knowledge of methods and techniques used in the operation of a computerized permits management or related system
  • Some knowledge of community development rules and regulations
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a personal computer and other information processing equipment
  • Ability to apply complicated procedures, make decisions based on established regulations and meet procedural time requirements
  • Ability to maintain records and generate reports
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with citizens, developers, engineers, builders, County employees and other members of the public
  • Skilled in data entry with accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to make difficult mathematical computations
 
Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. Must pass a typing test demonstrating at least 40 WPM with no errors. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description. Must attain qualifications as Permit Technician II and III within a reasonable time as established in the Career Path Plan
 
 
Supervisory 
Responsibilities
None

OTHER INFORMATION

OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMAND 
SEDENTARY
Lift and/or exert force up to 10 lbs. occasionally or insignificant weights frequently; sitting most of the time. 
  
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
C = Continuously
5.5 to 8+ hours daily
F = Frequently
2.5 to 5.5 hours daily
O = Occasionally
Up to 2.5 hours daily
R = Rarely
Less than 1 hour per week
N = Never
Never occurs
Code
Physical Demand
Code
Physical Demand
F
Standing
F
Sitting
F
Walking
O
Lifting
O
Carrying
O
Pushing/Pulling
F
Reaching
F
Handling
F
Fine Dexterity
O
Kneeling
O
Crouching
R
Crawling
F
Bending
R
Twisting
R
Climbing
R
Balancing
C
Vision (Correction Required)
F
Hearing
F
Talking
N
Foot Controls (driving, operation of equip, etc.)
 
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
D = Daily
W = Several Times Per Week
M = Several Times Per Month
S = Seasonally
R - Rarely
N = Never
Code
Health and Safety
Code
Environmental Factors
N
Mechanical Hazards
N
Dirt and Dust
N
Chemical Hazards
N
Extreme Temperatures
N
Electrical Hazards
N
Noise and Vibration
N
Fire Hazards
N
Fumes and Odors
N
Explosives
N
Wetness/Humidity
N
Communicable Diseases
N
Darkness or Poor Lighting
N
Physical Danger or Abuse
 
Other (specify) 
 
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION 
Office Environment
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS
Office equipment, including computers, scanners, telephone, and fax.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
N/A

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

• Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
• Twelve paid holidays
• Short Term Disability Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
• Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered   position.  County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
• Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match
• Employee Assistance Program
• Credit Union Membership
 


Roanoke County

Roanoke , VA